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Table 2 Prevalence of beta-HPV species and frequency of multiple infections in tumour and in perilesional skin samples from NMSC immunocompetent patients

From: Pattern of HPV infection in basal cell carcinoma and in perilesional skin biopsies from immunocompetent patients

Diagnosis Tumour biopsy Perilesional biopsy Total
  No. of positive/total (%) No. of positive/total (%) No. of positive/total (%)
   Beta1-HPV  
BCC 29/50 (56) 19/50 (38) 48/100 (48)
SCC 7/9 (76) 5/9 (56) 12/18 (67)
Total 36/59 (61) 24/59 (41) 60/118 (51)
   Other than beta1-HPV  
BCC 18/50 (36) 15/50 (30) 33/100 (33)
SCC 5/9 (56) 2/9 (22) 7/18 (39)
Total 23/59 (39) 17/59 (29) 40/118 (34)
   Multiple infection  
BCC 22/50 (44) 12/50 (24) 34/100 (34)
SCC 6/9 (67) 4/9 (22) 10/18 (56)
Total 28/59 (47) 16/59 (27) 44/118 (37)
  1. NMSC: non-melanoma skin cancer; BCC: basal cell carcinoma; SCC: squamous cell carcinoma.